Accession Number:

ADA282526

Title:

Archaeological Survey at Fort Hood, Texas Fiscal Years 1991 and 1992: Cantonment and Belton Lake Periphery Areas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION ARCHEOLOGICAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

185.0

Abstract:

Archaeologists from the Archaeological Research Laboratory at Texas AM University surveyed a total of 7.7 sq km in uplands, intermediate areas, and lowlands on and adjacent to Fort Hood, including approximately 4.5 sq km or 1, 100 acres within the Cantonment area and 3.2 sq km or 800 acres in the Belton Lake periphery area. Field work was conducted on an intermittent basis from September 1991 through January 1992. Fifty prehistoric and historic archaeological sites were recorded. In the Belton Lake periphery area, prehistoric site density was 9.91 sites per square kilometer and historic site density was 1.55 per square kilometer. The prehistoric site density of 1.78 sites per sq km for the Cantonment area was significantly lower than the areas around Belton Lake, and historic sites in the Cantonment area also had a lower density ca 1.1 site sq km. The research topics addressed herein are a comparison of the number of sites predicted by the recently revised predictive model with the number of sites recorded in the Cantonment and Belton Lake periphery areas and the nature and distribution of Late Prehistoric sites in the Fort Hood area as they pertain to a previously proposed population decrease in the central Texas area

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE